Sources: Flyers to play in Winter Classic

Updated: June 24, 2009, 8:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia Flyers will accept an invitation to play the Boston Bruins in the NHL Winter Classic in Fenway Park on New Year's Day, a source told ESPN.com's E.J. Hradek.

Earlier reports indicated the Washington Capitals would play the Bruins in the third Winter Classic. But the NHL has an eye on matching the Capitals and the Rangers at the new Yankee Stadium on New Year's Day 2011.

Also, a plan for a New Year's Day 2010 Winter Classic doubleheader (Flyers versus Bruins at Fenway; Leafs versus Flames at McMahon Stadium in Calgary) continues to move forward. The first game is set. The second half of the twin bill should get the approval of the league's competition committee, which will meet tomorrow morning in Montreal.